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Convert HKD to GBP at Best Exchange Rates

There are three important types of information that you need to know if you are to have any chance of getting the best possible HKD / GBP rate :

  1. Find the Market HKD to GBP mid-rate - the starting point.
  2. Check your FX provider's transaction costs, these include exchange rate margins plus various types of fees. These margin and fee costs vary for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News, Research and Forecasts for both currencies.

1. Market HKD/GBP mid-rate

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market HKD/GBP midrate the better deal you are getting.
1 Hong Kong dollar equals
British pound sterling 1HKD=GBP

Right now the HKD/GBP market rate is and represents how many British pound sterling you can get for one Hong Kong dollar.

The HKD/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to the market HKD/GBP midrate the better deal you are getting. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the currencies were exchanged in a transaction (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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1 HKD equals
GBP 1HKD=GBP

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Hong Kong dollar to British pound sterling (HKD-GBP) Recent History

WhenExchange RateDate
1 Week ago0.089718 Apr 2018
1 Month ago0.089526 Mar 2018
6 Months ago0.097627 Oct 2017
1 Year ago0.100225 Apr 2017
2 Years ago0.08925 Apr 2016
5 Years ago0.083326 Apr 2013
10 Years ago0.064727 Apr 2008

There are three important types of information that you need to know if you are to have any chance of getting the best possible HKD / GBP rate :

  1. Market HKD to GBP mid-rate - the starting point.
  2. Transaction costs, these include exchange rate margins plus various types of fees. These margin and fee costs vary for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Up-to-date Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Hong Kong dollar and British pound sterling.

1. Market HKD/GBP mid-rate

Right now the HKD/GBP market rate is and represents how many British pound sterling you can get for one Hong Kong dollar.

The HKD/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the HKD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

1 Hong Kong dollar equals
British pound sterling 1=

2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for HKD/GBP Foreign Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

HKD to GBP Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from HKD to GBP.

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Sending HKD 50,000 to GBP

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1HKD=0.0896GBP
£4474.62 GBP (2.13%)
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Price Details
Receive: £4474.62 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.0896
(Inverse 1GBP=HKD 11.1607)
Fees: HKD 60
Total Cost : 2.13% (from mid-rate: 0.091437)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate HKD/GBP=0.0896 and inclusive of the fee of HKD 60.
Rate timestamp : Wed Apr 25 2018 14:21:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
1HKD=0.088983GBP
£4447.82 GBP (2.71%)
This is the average HKD to GBP International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

 
Price Details
Receive: £4447.82 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.088983
(Inverse 1GBP=HKD 11.2381)
Fees: HKD 15
Total Cost : 2.71% (from mid-rate: 0.091437)
Receive GBP £27 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate HKD/GBP=0.088983 and inclusive of the fee of HKD 15.

Travel Money HKD to GBP - Costs Compared

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.


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You can calculate with the latest HKD/GBP market rate (Interbank mid-rate).


Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

Why can't I just get the same HKD/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

When you look up the current Hong Kong dollar to British pound sterling exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

Getting a great HKD to GBP mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use the below HKD to GBP calculator to convert currency amounts using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Hong Kong dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.


3. Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Hong Kong dollar and British pound sterling

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency is always determined quoted in comparison to another currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the HKD vs GBP, you should pay attention to both Hong Kong dollar and British pound sterling news and forecasts.

Hong Kong dollar (HKD) - Market news and forecasts

In March, the Hong Kong dollar weakened to the extreme of its allowed trading range, at 7.85 per US dollar, marking the point at which the Hong Kong Monetary Authority must step in to defend the currency.

The Hong Kong dollar has fallen to multi-decade lows due to a widening of the US-Hong Kong interest rate differential. Despite the HKMA raising interest rates in step with the US Federal Reserve, rates paid on Hong Kong dollars have remained low over the past fifteen months due to abundant liquidity in Hong Kong’s financial system; meanwhile, rates paid on US dollars have risen steadily. For large investors, this provides an incentive to exchange (sell) borrowed Hong Kong dollars for higher-yielding US dollars.

Due to Hong Kong’s sizeable foreign exchange reserves, which are among the largest in the world, a speculative attack on the USD/HKD peg is unlikely.

In March, the Hong Kong dollar also stood close to long-term lows against both the Japanese yen and euro.

British pound sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Like most currencies, the pound was strong against the US dollar in early 2018. By late March, in line with the broader market for dollar pairs, GBP/USD had fallen back from January’s 19-month high of 1.434 to 1.4, but remained up 4% on the year and 17% higher than 2017’s low of 1.2.

Mirroring the standoff between UK and EU Brexit negotiators, the pound-euro exchange rate did little in the six-month period between October ’17 and March ’18. The pound continues to buy roughly 1.14 euros.

Like most other G10 currencies, the pound gained significantly in early 2018 against the Australian dollar and lost out against the yen.

According to a Reuters survey of FX analysts in March, the pound will end the year buying 1.41 US dollars (entering 2018, most analysts predicted rates between 1.3 and 1.35) and 1.12-1.14 euros.